By: Janet Grischy
Sexual reproduction combines the genes of two parents to produce an offspring. Asexual reproduction takes many forms, but in general, the genetic material of only one parent is included in the next generation. Each form of reproduction has strengths and weaknesses, and is suited to...
By: Jon Clark
The short answer is that prokaryotes are bacteria. Bacteria are unicellular - that is they are only ever one cell not lots of cells working together like in a human for example. Bacterial or prokaryotic cells are different in a number of ways from what...
By: Janet Grischy
All fungi are useful, in the sense that they fill their niche and perform their role in a world that is infinitely interconnected. However, when someone says useful fungi, they usually mean classes of fungi that are directly helpful to humanity, in agriculture, medicine, or...
What are fatty acids?
By: Brittany Welch
Fatty acids may sound harmful and toxic to the human body but in all reality they are actually required to maintain healthy levels of liquid in blood. Fatty acids are produced when fats from food are broken down. Fatty acids can be found in the...
By: Alex Konar
What I am concerned for is whether there will be much human evolution in the future. I do not think most humans are ready to face what they are to be in the future, whilst advances in technology seem to promise people ever greater intelligence...
By: Ronnie Reese
The Kat that isn't a Cat at all What kind of a wild animal can live in the Kalahari desert and snack on poisonous scorpions like they're popcorn? That could only be the meerkat. The meerkat looks like a tall skinny version of the...
Differences between mRNA and tRNA
By: Valerie Mondesir
RNA (ribonucleic acid) molecules are an important part of cellular function. There are several kinds of RNA and they are all involved in translating DNA gene codes into protein. Proteins play many vital functions within a cell, such as transportation, structure, and catalysis. Without...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Proteins make up over 50% of the dry weight of any given living cell and are critical for many important biological processes and systems, including maintaining structure, catalyzing reactions and cell signaling. The basic subunit, or "building block", is the amino acid. These small, varied...
The diet of a sun bear
By: Alyssa Mcelroy
The sun bear, also known as the honey bear, thrives in the hot and humid lowlands of southeast Asia. From northern Burma and Bangladesh, south and east across Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, and south to Malaysia and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo...
What is the Human Genome Project?
By: Wendy R.
The Human Genome Project was a project undertaken in 1990 by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Health. This project was expected to take fifteen years to complete, but because of rapid advances in technology, was completed a few...

 

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